Teacher Perceptions of Drama Pedagogy as a Teaching Tool



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During the 2015-2016 school year, three Texas high school English teachers implemented a researcher designed drama pedagogy curricular unit for the American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Two of the teachers used the unit with their regular-education English III classes and one used the unit with all of her high school English students. The research question for this study was: What are teachers’ perceptions of using a drama pedagogy curricular unit as a teaching tool? The following research is an exploratory case study of their perceptions and experiences using a drama pedagogy unit for the first time. No teacher had the same perceptions, although each saw increased cooperation, engagement, comprehension, and inferencing abilities in their students.



Drama pedagogy, Secondary classrooms, English language arts, Teacher perceptions